AnnaMaria Di Pietro '07
What advantage or value(s) did you gain by attending an all-girls school?
One of the things I value most centers around being taught to be free-thinking and independent. The culture at Rosary really helped me develop my potential and confidence as a young woman, which are all things I’ve brought with me into my career.
What piece of advice or inspiration would you give to a Royal?
Never be afraid to speak up – whether it’s in the classroom, hanging out with your friends, or at work. It’s ok to have a different opinion from others, so don’t just agree with people to agree with them because you’re afraid they won’t like you or they’ll be judgmental. Mold your own thoughts and stances.
Who is someone or a quote from someone during your time at Rosary that you have always remembered and carried with you?
Mrs. Kearns! She was always such a positive and encouraging light as a teacher. I always enjoyed going to her religion class.
What do you do now?
I’m the National Political Field Producer for ABC7 News based in Washington, DC. I hop around from the Capitol to the White House, covering both Congress and the President (and everything in between), so every day is different for me in terms of who I interview and the topics I tackle.
What is something that you love about your job?
I really love being able to witness history and informing the public what’s going on here. It’s a very busy time to be covering politics, and bringing transparency to Americans about the happenings in Washington is so incredibly important, especially at the pace at which news moves today.
What are some of your accomplishments? Of those what are you most proud of?
I’ve been very blessed with my career. Working in two huge news markets – DC and NYC – is something that I’d always wanted to do, and I checked both cities off my list very early on. I’ve also won two Emmys, two Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, and one National Edward R. Murrow award, so I have been very lucky with what I’ve been able to accomplish so far.
For what did you win the Emmys and Edward R. Murrow awards?
In 2015, I won an Emmy and a Regional Edward R. Murrow award for coverage of a plane crash in Gaithersburg, MD.
In 2016, I won an Emmy, the Regional, and National Edward R. Murrow award for coverage of the Baltimore riots.